Period 101

By Womens Health Medical Group
March 15, 2019

As women, we’re well versed in our menstrual cycles. When you think that over our lifetime, the average woman will have around 450 periods (ugh!) there isn’t a lot of mystery to our monthly cycle. At Women’s Health Medical Group all we do is women’s health. So let’s see if you know these four facts ... read more

Understanding Your Colposcopy

By Womens Health Medical Group
February 15, 2019

We take pap smears every day at Women’s Health Medical Group. This standard test of any gynecological exam is used as a screening tool for cervical cancer. Sometimes these tests return abnormal results. While this usually signals changes in the growth of cervical cells, they are still usually benign. But they can be a signal ... read more

Do You Know Endometriosis?

By Womens Health Medical Group
December 15, 2018

Endometriosis affects 5 million U.S. women, 200 million women worldwide, but many women have no idea just what it is. Endometriosis isn’t usually dangerous, but it can be quite painful and can lead to infertility. While there is no cure for the disease, we can treat your symptoms at Women’s Health Medical Group. What is ... read more

Why You Need HPV Vaccination

By Womens Health Medical Group
November 15, 2017

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted viral infection. In fact it is the most common sexually transmitted disease. You may confuse it with HIV and HSV (herpes), but it’s different. We provide HPV vaccinations at Women’s Health Medical Group. What is HPV? There are more than 40 different kinds of HPV. Some of those ... read more

Minimally Invasive Tubal Sterilization

By Womens Health Medical Group
September 15, 2017

Minimally invasive surgery is changing all kinds of procedures. It reduces scarring, trauma, blood loss, and the need for pain medication. Recovery is far faster and easier, usually just a couple weeks. At Women’s Health Medical Group, we use minimally invasive methods when possible when performing tubal sterilization for our patients. What is the goal ... read more

When Your Pelvic Floor Feels Like It’s Dropping

By Womens Health Medical Group
March 15, 2017

Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles and other tissues that form a kind of sling across your pelvis. In women, this sling holds the uterus, bladder, bowel, and other pelvic organs in place so that they can work properly. However, pregnancy and childbirth can cause your pelvic floor to become weakened or injured. ... read more

Dealing with PMS

By Womens Health Medical Group
October 15, 2016

Here’s a good one. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology defines premenstrual syndrome as “The cyclic occurrence of symptoms that are sufficiently severe to interfere with some aspects of life, and that appear consistent and predictable relationship to the menses (menstrual period).” To which you just said, “Duh.” The period before your period, with ... read more

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By Womens Health Medical Group
July 15, 2016

For many women, it seems our hormones are often out of balance. Uh, PMS anyone? But the reality is that this isn’t the case. Levels may rise and fall, but they are as they should be. When a woman’s hormones are actually out of balance that can be a real problem. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) ... read more

Understanding Ovarian Cysts

By editor
March 15, 2016

Ovarian cysts are not uncommon, although they sound scary. An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms in the ovaries. Most are harmless, while some can be painful and need attention. What causes ovarian cysts to form? Ovarian cysts are particularly common during a woman’s childbearing years. Every month during ovulation the ovaries release ... read more

Endometriosis — What is it? What do you do about it?

By editor
October 15, 2015

For many women, endometriosis is a term they’ve heard, but don’t really know what it means. While the condition isn’t usually dangerous, it can cause a good deal of pain. And since we’re all about keeping our patients in the know at the Women’s Health Group, let’s give you some background on the condition. What ... read more

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